Why not take science outdoors with these simple outdoor science experiments and activities. Perfect for having fun and learning too!

FUN OUTDOOR SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS

outdoor science activities for kids summer STEM

OUTDOOR SCIENCE

Get ready to add these simple outdoor science activities to your spring and summer lesson plans this season. If you want to head outdoors for hands-on learning, now’s the time.  While you’re at it, make sure to check out these other fun science experiments.

Our science activities are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind!  Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun!  Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!

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12 OUTDOOR SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!

Click on the links below to see the full set up for each of these outdoor science projects. Whether you want a few new ideas or want to make your own backyard summer science camp, we have you covered! 

Also, check out our Summer STEM Activities with week by week themes or our Summer Science Camp Ideas.

WEATHER SCIENCE

Weather activities are great to take outdoors. Make a cloud viewer and identify what clouds you can see.

OUTDOOR SCIENCE LAB

Build a quick, easy, and cheap Outdoor Science Lab so you are sure to take your science outside this summer. Stock your lab with great science gear that you can leave outside too!

SOLAR HEAT

When the temperature rises exploring solar heat  is a cool science activity. Pun intended!

SOLAR OVEN

Build a DIY solar oven for outdoor science with a whole group or as a backyard boredom buster. Enjoy melting s’mores!

OUTDOOR ZIP LINES

Have you ever been on a zip line? My son tried an outdoor zip line for the first time this year and loved it. Why not set up a superhero zip line in your backyard to explore the physical sciences like gravity, friction, and energy!

ALL ABOUT ROCKS

Do you love geology or kids who just love any kind of rock? Check out these cool rock science experiments. The next time your kids hand you rocks to hold, make sure to do some experimenting with them!

SUN PRINTS

Explore diffusion with sunprint science and watercolor sunprints. Combining art with science is a great STEAM activity too!

BURSTING BAGS

A classic outdoor science experiment, bursting bags, is the perfect activity to take outside. Will it pop, burp, or erupt?

SOIL SCIENCE

Do your kids love to play in the dirt? Set up this awesome soil science experiment to add a little learning to the messy fun!

NATURE EXPERIMENT

Have you seen these roly poly bugs or pill bugs? This roly-poly adventures science activity is a great way to observe these little guys. Do they really role into a ball? You will have to find a few and see!

SUNDIALS

Turn your kids into human sundials for this cool shadow science experiment activity that shows the time of day by where your shadow is. Learn how people used a sundial for an early time telling device all based on the sun’s position in the sky!

Alternatively, make these easy sundials with a paper plate and pencil.

ERUPTING VOLCANO

Set up a cool outdoor science experiment with this fizzing vinegar and baking soda reaction. Also check out our exploding watermelon volcano.

 BONUS OUTDOOR SCIENCE IDEAS

FUN OUTDOOR SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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4 Comments

  1. wow! so clever though. a simple way for kids fun. I just love this idea. Such a creative thought. kids must love this idea. Thanks for such a good idea to share with us.

  2. Amazing idea. Kids love to play in outdoor. I like this outdoor activities for kids. hot summer kids must like it. I feel relax and comfortable to play in outdoor.

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